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Rani \Ra"ni\ (r[aum]"n[=e]), n. [Hind. r[=a]n[=i], Skr. r[=a]jn[=i]. See Rajah.] A queen or princess; the wife of a rajah. [Written also ranee.] [India]


n. 1 The wife of a rajah. 2 A Hindu princess or female ruler in India.


n. (the feminine of raja) a Hindu princess or the wife of a raja [syn: ranee]


Rani ( Hindi: रानी), sometimes spelled Ranee, is a Hindu/ Sanskrit Indian feminine given name, which means "duchess," "queen", or "sovereign". The term is the female form of the term for princely rulers in Southeast Asia and applies equally to the wife of a Raja or Rana.

Rani is also a nickname of the Israeli masculine name Ran, which means "[He] sings."


Räni is a small borough in Ülenurme Parish, Tartu County in southern Estonia, it is located on the southwestern side of the city of Tartu. It has a population of 466 (as of 1 September 2010).

Rani (Slavic tribe)

The Rani or Rujani (, Rujanen) were a West Slavic tribe based on the island of Rugia (Rügen) and the southwestern mainland across the Strelasund in what is today northeastern Germany.

The Rani tribe emerged after the Slavic settlement of the region in the 9th century, ranging among the most powerful of several small Slav tribes dwelling between the Elbe and lower Vistula rivers before the 13th century. They were one of the last to cling to their Slavic paganism, with the influence of their religious center at Arkona reaching far beyond the tribal borders.

In 1168, the Rani were defeated by Danish king Valdemar I and his adviser Absalon, Bishop of Roskilde, resulting in the conversion of the region to Christianity. In the course of the 13th century in Pomerania, the tribe was assimilated by German and Danish settlers during the Ostsiedlung, resulting in a gradual Germanisation of the Rani. The Principality of Rugia remained Danish until 1325.

Rani (TV series)

Rani is a Pakistani political drama serial directed by Angeline Malik and written by Naseem Mukri, from the Dhadkan fame.

It is about a journey of a woman from innocence to a political position mostly meant for men in a male-dominated Pakistan. It is about greed, power, politics, revenge and women empowerment. Actors and actresses participating include: Sajid Hasan, Seemen Raheel, Imran Arooj, Farooq Zameer, Durdana Butt, Mikaal, Sarwat Gillani and many more.

Rani (actress)

Rani ( Punjabi, ; December 8, 1946 – May 27, 1993) was a Pakistani film and television actress. She gained success in the late 1960s when she made a hit pair with famous actor and producer Waheed Murad. She remained one of the most successful actresses of subcontinent and was also popular for her dance performances in films. Rani died of cancer on May 27, 1993.

Rani (poem)

"Rani" is a popular narrative poem in Malayalam written by Thirunalloor Karunakaran (1924–2006).

It was first published in 1955 in the Onam special number of Kerala Kaumudi. Composed in the Dravida metre in mellifluent language with a dramatic plot and true-to-life characters it was an instant hit with readers. It was brought out in book form in 1957 and was well received by readers.

The theme of the poem is the struggle of two poor working class lovers – Rani and Nanu – living on the shores of the Ashtamudi lake – for realising their dream of a better life. The popularity of the poem attracted Kadhaprasangam and Vilupattu artistes who presented it successfully on many stages. In 2005, the twenty fifth edition of the poem was brought out as the Golden jubilee edition.

Rani (disambiguation)

Rani is an Indian given name or refers to a female princely ruler. Rani may also refer to:

Rani (1952 film)

' Rani ' ( Tamil: ராணி) is a 1952 Tamil-language film directed by L. V. Prasad. The film stars P. Bhanumathi, S. Balachander, Wahab Kashmiri, S. V. Subbaiah, M. K. Mustafa, M. Saroja, G. M. Basheer, M. S. S. Bhagyam, Lakshmiprabha, C. S. D. Singh, M. R. Santhanam, K. S. Angamuthu and "Baby" Sacchu.

Rani (Tamil actress)

Rani also known as Raksha is a Tamil, Telugu and Kannada film actress. She has acted as the heroine in two movies, Villu Pattukaran and Chirunavvula Varamistava apart from some supporting roles in films like Avvai Shanmughi and Gemini. She is best known for the song "O Podu" from Gemini, sung by Anuradha Sriram and picturised on her; she is often referred to as "O Podu" Rani.

Rani (1943 film)

'Rani ' (Queen) also called Ranee is a Bollywood film. It was released in 1943 and directed by P.C. Barua. Barua produced, scripted and acted as the lead in the film. Jamuna and Patience Cooper were his co-stars. The music direction was by Kamal Dasgupta with lyrics by Pandit Madhur. The film was a bilingual made simultaneously in Hindi and in the Bengali language as Chandar Kalanka ( The Taint On The Moon). The rest of the cast included Jahar Ganguly, Bikram Kapoor and Kalavati.

Rani, a social romantic drama revolved around the character of Malti, a village girl, who escapes to the city when she is targeted by malicious gossip on the eve of her marriage. She adopts the name Rani and starts working in a hotel as a maid.

Usage examples of "rani".

Rani knew that one corner had boasted two silver shops and the finest woven goods in all of Moren, but now nothing remained of the rich shops.

Rani swallowed a bitter taste as she realized once again that the familiar Moren was lost forever.

His words were mocking, condemning, and Rani wanted to explain, wanted to make him understand that she had had no choice but to work for Moren, no choice but to bid for the trees, whatever the cost to the players, to Tovin.

He could not stay in the paneled apartments that had been assigned to him by King Teheboth, in the chamber where Rani had left him, where Mareka had come to him.

Stepping over a slimy pile best left unexamined, Rani huddled against the daub and wattle, taking only an instant to pull her clothes closer, to protect her skin from the filthy building.

Gazing down, Aeriel saw the great crescent advancing now, comprising allies of every hue: blue Berneans, pale green Zambulans, Pirseans with coppery skin, pale Terraineans and gold-complected refugees from Avaric, the rose-skinned people of Rani and the teal-colored folk of Elver, dark Mariners, Isterners with plum-colored skin, and the cinnamon-colored wanderers of the desert lands.

Rani stared at him from beneath her lashes wondering why her intuition was telling her that Flint Cottrell would never fit neatly into a single category.

Once, Rani had even convinced Bardo to play the role of the High Priest, standing on the threshold of the Trader shop, greeting the First Pilgrim with all the gravity of the holiest day of the year.

Gavin is determined to prevent the Nawab going the way of the Rani of Jhansi and proclaiming his State independent.

During the mutiny of 1857, however, many of the chiefs rose against the British, the rani of Jhansi being a notable example.

Zameen of Rijk and her cyborg counterpart the Goddess of Victory joined forces, like twin Ranis of Jhansi rising up against imperialist oppression, or like Little Brain in a new, double-trouble incarnation, leading her promised revolution.

There was a sharp hiss of annoyance from Zipp, who took one look at the stranger standing next to Rani and promptly disappeared.

Rani said nothing as she held Zipp tightly under one arm and allowed Flint to take her free hand to lead her quickly back through the woods toward her cottage.

Rani sighed, stopped petting Zipp and headed down the hall to the kitchen.

Clutching Zipp so tightly that he squawked mildly in protest, Rani edged back a couple of steps.